Everything was virtual this year (for obvious reasons, until you're reading this after the fall of civilization but somehow the internet's survived). I presented a piece of my PhD research, entitled Creating a Taxonomy of Fictional Science in Hollywood as part of the con's Academic Stream. I'll be submitting a paper for peer review to… Continue reading CoNZealand (WorldCon 2020)
Written in lieu of NaNoWriMo 2019 Logline: After the death of her princess during a failed ransoming attempt, a magically-scarred and cursed handmaiden must work with one of the kidnappers to stop a rival prince from taking over the kingdom. 116 pages, Fantasy
Here's the blurb I sent the organizers that never, ever got used in any promotional material (i.e. social media posts). In fact, from what I saw, my panel wasn't promoted at all, other than being listed in the schedule. And they didn't even use the right title! Marvel(ous) Science: What the cinematic and comic universes… Continue reading Armageddon Expo (Auckland) 2019
I started rewatching the wonderful ATLA on Netflix - binging, of course - and made it to the penultimate episode of season 1 (aka Book 1) before I thought about any science no-nos. That's pretty impressive for a show that upholds the much-outdated idea that fire, water, air, and earth are elements. Anyway, here are… Continue reading Science Tangents: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Logline: A recovering addict/photographer's supernatural routine is upended when aliens created by God's sibling invade Earth to harvest humanity’s souls. 106 pages, Action Fantasy Awards: Semifinalist, ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition 2020 Quarterfinalist, TSL's Free Screenplay Contest 2019 Received "Consider" rating from analyst Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2019 (Holiday Season)
I watched Amazon’s The Boys this week. So instead of the usual 60′s Marvel fare, here’s some tangential science relating to the superpowers featured in the show
My very first convention panels! (One on science in scifi and another on the MCU) I had a great time and ate way too much. Endless thanks to my dear friend Sasha for accompanying me.
Last year I was inspired to find random moments of science in several of the entries' lyrics. No one told me never to do it again, so here we go...
With the release of the following Deadline article, I'm allowed to say that I'm the Science Advisor for a new CW sci-fi show called Pandora: https://deadline.com/2019/05/pandora-priscilla-quintana-lead-cw-sci-fi-action-series-full-cast-1202607878/ They're filming in Bulgaria right now. I was invited to the set, but would have had to pay for the entire trip myself and that's not possible on a… Continue reading Science Advisor: Pandora
Last year I threw together a quick post talking about the differences between the MCU's Avengers: Infinity War and the original 90's series the Thanos Quest and the Infinity Gauntlet. This post shall have nothing of the sort, as I'm struggling to find anything similar other than the fact that everyone who gets snapped out of… Continue reading Throwing Stones at Marvel’s Endgame